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What Scales to Use over a Blues (not just Blues Scales)

What Scales to Use over a Blues (not just Blues Scales)

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What to use – over a blues – when you are tired of blues scales…

I got a question in  about scales to use for soloing over a blues but not just using blues scales. I could not help but add a bit of a caveat; because sometimes thinking only about what notes to use can land us forgetting about the story the blues tends to tell. That said, there are some great scales one can use over the blues and especially Robben Ford’s dim-dom scale lends a great colorful sound to the blues.

What scales  do you use over the blues?

How do you think about the blues?

Who are your favorite blues artists?

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Read Ariane Cap‘s answer to What other scales can you use to improvise Blues? on Quora

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